Instructables: question - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:37:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 Input problem with OpAmp-controlled ZVS Induction Heater http://www.instructables.com/answers/Input-problem-with-OpAmp-controlled-ZVS-Induction-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/WJS2/HW0FXZMF/FGQWJS2HW0FXZMF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/WJS2/HW0FXZMF/FGQWJS2HW0FXZMF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/WJS2/HW0FXZMF/FGQWJS2HW0FXZMF.SMALL.jpg Electorials Hello, Idea: I'm trying to build a circuit which uses an OpAmp to drive 2 mosfets, which power the LC tank of an induction heater. The idea is to detect when the voltage over the LC tank crosses zero, and at that voltage I would make the 2 outputs of the OpAmp change states from fully on, to fully ...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 08:12:11 PDT
Problems with logic(NAND) gates? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Problems-with-logicNAND-gates/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/4JUB/HGU2JG6Z/FG04JUBHGU2JG6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/4JUB/HGU2JG6Z/FG04JUBHGU2JG6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/4JUB/HGU2JG6Z/FG04JUBHGU2JG6Z.SMALL.jpg Strontium I MADE a circuit that basically detects when an IR beam  is cut using a LM741 opamp .AS shown in the schematic i've connected the output of the opamp to the  two transistors (which is a nand gate) ,so when the beam is cut the output of the transistors should be high but instead the led at the collec...
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Sun, 19 May 2013 02:12:59 PDT
How can I create an electromagnetic field strong enough to attract metallic objects of about 8-6inches from me? http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-can-I-create-an-electromagnetic-field-strong-e/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif opemipo durodola Trying to see how I can upgrade my  magnetic glove by increasing the strength of the electromagnetic field around it presently I can attract objects just 2-3 inches and by calculation if I increase the voltage to 18v from 9v but it would result into I^2R loss besides if I can successfully increase t...
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Sun, 5 May 2013 14:14:33 PDT
Can anyone help identify two components? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-anyone-help-identify-two-components/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/QUJG/HD4VFZ76/FGHQUJGHD4VFZ76.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/QUJG/HD4VFZ76/FGHQUJGHD4VFZ76.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/QUJG/HD4VFZ76/FGHQUJGHD4VFZ76.SMALL.jpg Thoughtninja This board is from an old Barbie piano I'm fixing for my aunt. In order to further troubleshoot it I need to figure out what these are. They are indicated by the two arrows. Edit: Just wanted to add that I have attempted to google the codes on the two and it came up with nothing.
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:07:52 PST
does anyone know how to connect this cirocomm gps module ? http://www.instructables.com/answers/does-anyone-know-how-to-connect-this-cirocomm-gps-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/H36Q/HAQ37YIO/FF9H36QHAQ37YIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/H36Q/HAQ37YIO/FF9H36QHAQ37YIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/H36Q/HAQ37YIO/FF9H36QHAQ37YIO.SMALL.jpg rastactivist there is  a 8 pins connector with no indication at all  :-(
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Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:50:24 PST
Need help diagnosing my non-working gas wall heater.? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Need-help-diagnosing-my-non-working-gas-wall-heate/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/2LAY/H994IJ02/FG22LAYH994IJ02.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/2LAY/H994IJ02/FG22LAYH994IJ02.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/2LAY/H994IJ02/FG22LAYH994IJ02.SMALL.jpg Herdo Hello, I live in Arizona so we just tried to use our gas wall heater for the first time tonight (hasn't been necessary before now).  This is the type of heater we have installed in our hallway/bedroom. http://www.homedepot.com/buy/williams-monterey-50-000-btu-natural-gas-top-vent-wall-furnace-500962...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:15:47 PST
Amplifying load cell signal with AD623 problem! http://www.instructables.com/answers/Amplifying-load-cell-signal-with-AD623-problem/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/YAO6/H994T9VC/F7OYAO6H994T9VC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/YAO6/H994T9VC/F7OYAO6H994T9VC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/YAO6/H994T9VC/F7OYAO6H994T9VC.SMALL.jpg Chris414 Hello folk! I am having some trouble with this. I have set up the circuit. Thing is, when i put a 1K resistor between pins 1 and 8, i am supposed to get a gain of 100, instead i am getting a gain of 50. If i put 500ohm resistor, instead of getting a gain of 200, i am getting a gain of 100. What is g...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 03:16:59 PST
Does it matter how a coil is wound? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Does-it-matter-how-a-coil-is-wound/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FAR/K35T/H74316CF/FARK35TH74316CF.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FAR/K35T/H74316CF/FARK35TH74316CF.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FAR/K35T/H74316CF/FARK35TH74316CF.SMALL.jpg Morgantao Hi everyone, Take a look at the illustration attached.  Is there any real difference in values between the four winding types? *** Assuming same core, same wire gauge and same number of windings on all 4 primaries, and all 4 secondaries *** A) Both primary and secondary are wound TOGETHER. B) prim...
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:35:04 PDT
strange 3 input DC motor help on its operation http://www.instructables.com/answers/strange-3-input-DC-motor-help-on-its-operation/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/Q8PL/H3QF1D75/FBSQ8PLH3QF1D75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/Q8PL/H3QF1D75/FBSQ8PLH3QF1D75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/Q8PL/H3QF1D75/FBSQ8PLH3QF1D75.SMALL.jpg luig i have a servo from a mattrax hummer rc from radio shack (its PCB has broken)  so i opened the steering servo its has a small DC brushed motor, but what puzzles me is that it has 3 leads that control it, my question is how does that third lead work, it i attached to two capacitors and each lead to o...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2012 13:02:11 PDT
I need help identifying a hall effect sensor http://www.instructables.com/answers/I-need-help-identifying-a-hall-effect-sensor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/MOWJ/H05Y7N2L/FWJMOWJH05Y7N2L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/MOWJ/H05Y7N2L/FWJMOWJH05Y7N2L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/MOWJ/H05Y7N2L/FWJMOWJH05Y7N2L.SMALL.jpg AnotherBrian I'm working with a brushless motor with a 3 hall effect sensor feedback ring and I messed up one of the sensors while removing some potting. I need a replacement. I've tried contacting the manufacture of the motor but they won't respond. The sensor looks like a flattened version of a TO-92 with cha...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 05:46:55 PDT
Troubleshooting help for connecting stereo components? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Troubleshooting-help-for-connecting-stereo-compone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/XW5V/GYZY6NXB/FSWXW5VGYZY6NXB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/XW5V/GYZY6NXB/FSWXW5VGYZY6NXB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/XW5V/GYZY6NXB/FSWXW5VGYZY6NXB.SMALL.jpg canucksgirl Edited:  I'm having trouble getting all my stereo/TV components hooked up in the correct sequence so that each component functions as needed. All my components are Sony the cable box is Motorola (DCT700). TV (Sony KV-27FS13) with 4 input lines (Video 1, 3 & 4 from the back. Video 2 through the fro...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:39:41 PST
My son droped his dslite and it turns on but the top and bottom screens r off? what do i do?? http://www.instructables.com/answers/My-son-droped-his-dslite-and-it-turns-on-but-the-t/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif deer boy
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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 07:19:18 PDT
Is It OK For Me To Use This Transformer?? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Is-It-OK-For-Me-To-Use-This-Transformer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/J67O/GQ4EVM5W/FVFJ67OGQ4EVM5W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/J67O/GQ4EVM5W/FVFJ67OGQ4EVM5W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/J67O/GQ4EVM5W/FVFJ67OGQ4EVM5W.SMALL.jpg jensenr30 I have a few questions about my transformer that I scavenged from an audio amplifier. I assume this transformer was used to drive big speakers. This bad-boy weighs in at eight pounds and is pictured below. The coil has a resistance of 2.2 Ohms. Is that normal? The Impedance of the transformer @ 60Hz...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 18:46:42 PDT
Help with Company Name http://www.instructables.com/answers/Help-with-Company-Name/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/Z3R4/GONGHJ8O/F6PZ3R4GONGHJ8O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/Z3R4/GONGHJ8O/F6PZ3R4GONGHJ8O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/Z3R4/GONGHJ8O/F6PZ3R4GONGHJ8O.SMALL.jpg MACKattacksnipe I have a Pic searched what i could any one know its an LCD 20 pin cant find pinouts
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Tue, 7 Jun 2011 18:09:16 PDT
Can I have help understanding this schematic? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-I-have-help-understanding-this-schematic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/UM31/GOJSV3AQ/F9PUM31GOJSV3AQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/UM31/GOJSV3AQ/F9PUM31GOJSV3AQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/UM31/GOJSV3AQ/F9PUM31GOJSV3AQ.SMALL.jpg ElectricUmbrella I am in the process of building an infrared motion detector. I've finished the infrared transmitter but I haven't been able to start on the receiver yet because the schematic has confused me. One part of the circuit, on the lower-right of the corner, appears not to be connected with the rest of the ...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2011 12:11:33 PDT
Can someone tell me more about this transformer? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-someone-tell-me-more-about-this-transformer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/PXPN/GNXX0O4D/F7SPXPNGNXX0O4D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/PXPN/GNXX0O4D/F7SPXPNGNXX0O4D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/PXPN/GNXX0O4D/F7SPXPNGNXX0O4D.SMALL.jpg Evilthingamabober Recently, I got a large high voltage transformer. It used to be part of a photocopier, and lets out 1/4 sparks when you brush the primaries on a 9 volt battery. However, I don't really know how to build a driver for it. Can someone help me out? Here is what I know about it: It has 7 (8 if you count...
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Fri, 20 May 2011 21:38:01 PDT
200 disc CD player to DVD conversion? http://www.instructables.com/answers/200-disc-CD-player-to-DVD-conversion/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/Z94F/GNSNIL63/F52Z94FGNSNIL63.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/Z94F/GNSNIL63/F52Z94FGNSNIL63.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/Z94F/GNSNIL63/F52Z94FGNSNIL63.SMALL.jpg RWWESTdesignworks Is there a way to convert a 200 disc cd carousel/ player into a dvd player? I like the idea that it would just be a matter of swapping the hardware and hooking up a new laser, but I am a bit naive in that department.... I also like the idea of letting my kids one day pick through the dvd CASES and a...
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Tue, 17 May 2011 09:08:40 PDT
Simplest way to make an LED flash (part of) the Fibonacci Sequence? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Simplest-way-to-make-an-LED-flash-part-of-the-Fi/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Lithium Rain I'm trying to figure out if I can make one (or possibly several) LEDs blink maybe the first 15 Fibonacci numbers. Wonderfully awesome (but unnecessary) would be if I could also have it emit a sound (loaded from my computer) at the same time, in sync. Would something like a 555 timer work for this, ...
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:35:30 PST
How do I know what size breaker to use for 12 volt 5 amp/hour SLA ? http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-do-I-know-what-size-breaker-to-use-for-12-volt/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/ZMTM/GFPQR07H/F5NZMTMGFPQR07H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/ZMTM/GFPQR07H/F5NZMTMGFPQR07H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/ZMTM/GFPQR07H/F5NZMTMGFPQR07H.SMALL.jpg Noblenutria I found a 3 amp snap in circuit breaker.  It says 3A-32V.  Does that mean 3 amps up to 32 volts or 3 amps at only 32 volts? The guy I bought it from wasn't sure.  He believed the volts could be anywhere between 1 and 32  and would flip the breaker at 3 amps anywhere in that voltage range.  In other ...
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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:13:02 PDT
Can you help me identify the 5 pins on this 2.5mm stereo jack connector? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-you-help-me-identify-the-5-pins-on-this-25mm-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/HM10/GFMC2GRB/FBCHM10GFMC2GRB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/HM10/GFMC2GRB/FBCHM10GFMC2GRB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/HM10/GFMC2GRB/FBCHM10GFMC2GRB.SMALL.jpg giantjamsandwich I've looked at a few data sheets for different stereo jack connectors, but none of them appear to identify what these five pins would do in a common application. I'm building an audio amplifier, and this is the connector (de-soldered off another circuit board), and I have no part number. Please see...
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Sat, 23 Oct 2010 14:47:54 PDT
Can any one help me designing a light chaser circuit? BEST ANWSER GETS A PATCH http://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-any-one-help-me-designing-a-light-chaser-circu/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/H9WM/G6MPGSVP/FT2H9WMG6MPGSVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/H9WM/G6MPGSVP/FT2H9WMG6MPGSVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/H9WM/G6MPGSVP/FT2H9WMG6MPGSVP.SMALL.jpg oscarthompson I am Made/making ( i've made one so far ) some Par cans (DJ lights). I would like to know how to build a circuit so the lights can chase each other (chaser circuit). At the moment the lights plug in to the mains and require 230v and 50w to power them. I want the circuit to be safe and I would like...
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Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:56:07 PDT
Backlight problems? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Backlight-problems/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif coolpizzadude The backlight on my computer monitor turns off 2 seconds after turning on the monitor.
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 17:11:57 PDT
Can someone explain what all these connections on this transformer are for? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-someone-explain-what-all-these-connections-on-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/GFWU/GDRPHHIX/F0NGFWUGDRPHHIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/GFWU/GDRPHHIX/F0NGFWUGDRPHHIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/GFWU/GDRPHHIX/F0NGFWUGDRPHHIX.SMALL.jpg Ke-Bob I pulled this transformer out of a complex circuit I found in the electronics recycling box. It says it's a "TurboLink Switching Power Supply" but I have no idea what that is either. Perhaps someone could explain that too? Anyways, I want to see if I can possibly use this transformer in a DC circui...
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Mon, 6 Sep 2010 17:57:25 PDT
why does an led have to be given a resistor before it http://www.instructables.com/answers/why-does-an-led-have-to-be-given-a-resistor-before/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif hussainb if a device draws only its required amount of current from a supply,. then why does an led have to be given a resistor before it? wont it just take 20 mA from a 3 volt 5 amp power supply? i checked many instrctables for it but couldnt find a proper explanation for my answer so i thought of asking i...
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Thu, 15 Jul 2010 08:00:30 PDT
Please help me understand this 12VDC - USB circuit. http://www.instructables.com/answers/Please-help-me-understand-this-12VDC-USB-circuit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/ZO7I/G9BWGWDK/FPYZO7IG9BWGWDK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/ZO7I/G9BWGWDK/FPYZO7IG9BWGWDK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/ZO7I/G9BWGWDK/FPYZO7IG9BWGWDK.SMALL.jpg yoyology This ties into my earlier question about the large resistor (Thank you, Quercus austrina et al). I'm an electronics newbie working on hacking a boombox into an under-cabinet kitchen radio.  One of the things I want to do is provide USB power to charge my BlackBerry while I listen.  I want to repurp...
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Thu, 20 May 2010 20:57:14 PDT